Two-Year Program

Each fall, the Yosemite Leadership Program accepts a new cohort of participants into the campus-based, co-curricular leadership development program. These groups are kept small intentionally to provide participants with a personal, high-quality experience in leadership development.  Most cohort activities for the 2015-2016 academic year will occur on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.  All participants are required to participate in a Yosemite Retreat on the weekend of September 17-18.

Applications for Fall 2016 are now open!   Applications due no later than midnight, Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.

Online:         Apply Online


Summer Internship:  Application Deadline Extended.

Each summer, the YLP provides UC Merced undergraduates the opportunity to live and work in a national park during a 12-week residential summer internship experience.  Any UC Merced student is welcome to apply whether or not you have been involved in a campus YLP cohort. As a component of students' professional development, the summer internship has a separate, rigorous application process.  So please follow directions carefully.  

2017 Application deadline extended to Friday, March 31st at 10am.
***Recommendation Letters may be submitted through Friday, April 7th.

Application:  2017_ylpsi_application.pdf

Position Descriptions:   updated 2017 descriptions

Submission instructions are on the last page of the application.